FCRCC Youth Flatwater - Summer 2014

Introduction to Paddling (U10) – FUNdamentals & Foundations

Introduction to Paddling (8-10 years)

For kids aged U10 (kids who are under 10 on Jan 1st, 2020).  Minimum age of 8 is required.

This program introduces young paddlers to a variety of paddling disciplines: dragon boat, outrigger, and sprint canoe and kayak, in a fun, safe, and team oriented environment. Our NCCP trained coaches will be teaching the basics of water safety, stroke technique, coordination, and balance in a variety of boats, while engaging the paddlers in a lot of fun games and team focused activities.  The focus here is on developing fundamental movement skills and engaging in developmentally appropriate sport and physical activity.

Pre-requisites

  • have a positive attitude and willingness to focus, listen and learn! 🙂
  • have an interest in paddling!
  • be willing to participate in group warmups, workouts, and activities on the water and off

Group Goals

  • enjoy sport and demonstrate sportsmanship and teamwork
  • have great listening skills, build self-confidence
  • develop FUNdamental boat skills, teamboat skills, balance and boat control
  • develop racing experience in fun, low-stress environments
Fall/Winter Program (Oct 1 – Mar 31, 2020)
  • Practice Schedule:
    • Oct 1 until Oct 31:
      • Sun @ 11am-12:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
      • Tues @ 4:45-6:45pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Run
      • Thurs @ 4:45-6:45pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle + Run
    • Nov 1 – Dec 20:
      • Sundays:
        • 11am-12:30pm – Canoe/Kayak Paddle
        • 5-7pm – Climbing @ The HIVE (Starts Oct 27)
      • Tues @ 6-7:30pm – Gym Fitness @ TBD (local school gymnasium)
      • Thurs @ 5-6:30pm – Outrigger Paddling
    • HOLIDAY PROGRAM BREAK Dec 21-Jan 2
    • Jan 3 – Feb 29:
      • Canoe/Kayak Paddling dates TBD
      • Sun @ 9-11am – XC Skiing @ Cypress
      • Tues @ 6-7:30pm – Gym Fitness @ TBD (local school gymnasium)
      • Thurs @ 5-6:30pm – Outrigger (OC6) Paddling
      • **We will also participate in a couple fun Outrigger (OC6) races as a team
    • Mar:
      • Practice dates TBD
      • March Break Spring Camp – week of March 16th
Spring/Summer Program (April – Sept 2020) – Registration will open up Winter 2020
  • Practice Schedule:
    • Spring Break Paddling Camp
      • Mar 16-20 @ 9am-4pm
    • Week of March 23rd – Program Break
    • April-June:
      • TBD
    • July – August:
      • M-F 9am-4pm – practices will run camp-style over the summer
      • Note: no camp on July 17th and Aug 7th as athletes and coaches will be travelling to Kamloops / Nanaimo for weekend regattas.
    • Sept – TBD